Each year AOA is tasked with raising over $600,000 to support its vision to be recognized as a world-class organization and the provincial leader in Canada for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing. Member support at AOA events is crucial. Thank you to those who participate! To get involved AOA members can do two things:
1 – Attend AOA Fundraising Events!
Please visit the AOA Events Calendar for a listing of fundraising events including:
- Golf Tournaments
- Meet ‘n Greet Parties
- the Ontario Ski Racing Awards
2. Join the AOA Legacy Club!
The Legacy Club is an individual donation of $5,500 (including a tax receipt) with proceeds going directly to the following core areas.
- The Ontario Ski Team
- The U16/U19 High-Performance Program
- Divisional Subsidies
- Provincial Training Opportunities
What will you receive for your Legacy Club donation?
Legacy Club members will receive privileged updates throughout the calendar year. These updates will include up to the minute information about partnerships, special events, and race results. As well as the following VIP offerings Courtesy of Alpine Ontario:
- Official Tax Receipt for donation
- Legacy Club Recognition Plaque proudly displayed at Alpine Ontario’s head office in Collingwood, Ontario.
- Limited Edition Alpine Ontario Legacy Jacket
- VIP Tickets to all AOA Fundraising events
Please contact the Alpine Ontario Executive Director to learn more about this program at 705-444-5111 x 206
How Exactly Does AOA Spend Monies Raised by Fundraising?
The following chart shows you exactly where the money is directed.
The Ontario Ski Team (OST) since its inception in 1977, the OST has been a leader in ski racing development in Ontario, Canada, and the world. Having athletes perform at a world-class level is a priority at the National level. The province of Ontario shares a similar value and believes that no matter the sport, we can produce the greatest athletes in Canada. As the Provincial body for Para, Alpine and Ski Cross we are tasked to field and fund the brightest young stars and pave the way for their success both in the short and long run. Many graduates of the OST have continued to race and achieve international success on the Canada National Ski Team. Please visit the AOA Legends page to see the list of dozens of Ontario athletes who have represented Canada on the world stage.
The U16 High-Performance Program (HPP) was initiated in 2016 through consultation with Alpine Canada, The Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Alpine Ontario member clubs and other Provincial Sport Organizations in Ontario. The collaborative program is designed to work alongside club and regional programs throughout the province. The goal of the U16 HPP is encouraged athlete retention by bringing the best and most committed athletes together under common leadership, provide improved athletic advantages and reduce costs by taking advantage of local resources.
Divisional Funding provides each of our four divisions: Southern Ontario, Northern Ontario, National Capital and Lake Superior with $10,000. These funds are used to help in the development and implementation of grassroots programs in each of the regions.
Targeted Provincial Training Opportunities consist of several training days across the province, aimed to provide well-funded opportunities for athletes to hone their skills on some of Ontario’s most technical terrain. In some cases, athletes will have the opportunity to train and race alongside the Ontario Ski Team and learn from some of Alpine Ontario’s brightest coaches.